Articles tagged “regulations”

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Once again — and this time it's the issue of pricing transparency in alternative lodging — European regulators are out in front of their counterparts in other parts of the world, including those in the United States. Travelers shouldn't have to be detectives in trying to figure out what their lodging tab will be.

3 months ago

This German Startup Aims to Have a Fleet of Jet-Powered Flying Taxis by 2025

This German Startup Aims to Have a Fleet of Jet-Powered Flying Taxis by 2025

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Lilium's five-seat aircrafts can operate in pilot or drone mode, but the company must raise more venture capital dollars for it to reach its goal.

5 months ago

Airbnb Isn’t Going Anywhere. So Why Aren’t Cities Regulating It More?

Airbnb Isn’t Going Anywhere. So Why Aren’t Cities Regulating It More?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cities are still trying to figure out how to tax and regulate this disruptive service 11 years after it was created — but so far most still aren’t doing a good job.

8 months ago

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

We've seen this movie before. Should Airbnb be responsible for the legality of listings on its site? Will municipalities be able to curb Airbnb as a way to counter skyrocketing rents? A happy ending isn't a likely scenario.

8 months ago

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

Rebecca Stone, Skift

The regulatory environment for Airbnb is becoming increasingly more restrictive, but completely wiping out Airbnb as an alternative for travel accommodations via regulation won't necessarily be beneficial from an economic standpoint.

1 year ago

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite the travel industry having had years to get used to the idea of new rules governing the sale of vacations in the European Union, there are still plenty of people still scratching their heads over the changes.

1 year ago

Investigation Concludes FAA Inspectors Let Unsafe Aircraft Fly

Investigation Concludes FAA Inspectors Let Unsafe Aircraft Fly

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The fact that these oversights affected planes bearing fewer seats, used by smaller carriers, is surely of little comfort to some frequent flyers.

1 year ago

Chinese Domestic Airfares to Jump as Regulators Relax Price Rules

Chinese Domestic Airfares to Jump as Regulators Relax Price Rules

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

By loosening control over ticket prices, China will likely boost the stability of its airlines. Now if only it would also drop its subsidies to these carriers, many of which are state-owned.

2 years ago

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Bloomberg

Paris is taking a hard line against Airbnb hosts who are making a big business out of their multiple listing in an effort to combat a housing crunch. The measures don't seem unreasonable, and are ones that Airbnb and other affected platforms can certainly live with.

2 years ago

Google May Finally Face a Showdown With Regulators Over Its Evolving Travel Tools

Google May Finally Face a Showdown With Regulators Over Its Evolving Travel Tools

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Google now prods its users to try to cut their travel costs by considering alternative airports and other tricks. Yet the incremental moves may not appease a European watchdog that may question its broader business practices in travel.

2 years ago

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

Jack Sidders and Linly Lin, Bloomberg

Good news for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, onefinestay, and others. Advertising homes as "Airbnb ready" is something you can expect to see more of in the next few years.

3 years ago

Chicago Set to Begin Enforcing Tougher Short-Term Rental Laws

Chicago Set to Begin Enforcing Tougher Short-Term Rental Laws

Associated Press

Airbnb hosts and other people renting homes on platforms like HomeAway and VRBO will have to pay a 4 percent tax in the future.

3 years ago